Right, so you remember the guy from last part? The one that got the fine? Yeah? Good. This is another part to that story. I kind of wished that I would never ever meet the man. Why? Because I don’t usually believe that people change, especially with irresponsible dog owners. But that’s just my experience. So here’s another part to that. I hope you’ll enjoy.
Another day, another walk. I went to the usual place where we go right during these days. I put in my earbuds to enjoy a nice podcast and peacefully walk the dog with a hope that nothing shitty will happen. It’s not that it was shitty, more like weird and creepy, I think. But I will let you be the judge of that.
Started walking and about 5 minutes into the walk I notice a man behind me with two dogs. I don’t really pay any attention to that, because it is a popular place for dog owners and other people. The dogs were without leash, but since they were quite far from me, I wasn’t that worried about it, but I did occasionally turn around just to see where they were and stuff. To be aware I even took out my earbuds. This peace continued on for about 20 minutes when the man all of a sudden started yelling at me:
“Yo, do you know that you are the reason why I got the fine? While I did nothing wrong!”
At that point, I turned around and looked at him.
“No, apparently, you did few things wrong, as the police officers have said.” I said and just continued on with the walk. Since I was walking on the elevated area next to the river, I crossed the bike road and went down towards the tree alleys so I could avoid the man. I remember that I wasn’t in the mood to talk to with anyone, especially with a person that doesn’t realize what happened that day and how dangerous it really was. To my surprise, the man followed me down the grass area.
“Excuse me, sir, can you please not follow me? I do not want to talk to you and I do not feel safe around you and your dogs.” I said with a clear tone. Bear in mind that I have a Belgian malinois, a dog that is intimidating and I know that she would protect me if something bad was to happen. Yet I wanted to do everything in my power to prevent that. If you think that the guy even listened to the word I said, you’re mistaken. He just carried on in following me. I sighed and went back to the elevated area just to show him that I don’t wish to be followed. Don’t get me wrong, I know that people that walk behind you aren’t always following you around, but a man that has already proven to be irresponsible, got a fine from the police department and then had the need to yell at me for about 5 minutes is and proceeds to follow me up and down is, in my opinion, a man that’s following me and it’s creepy as well.
However, the story doesn’t end there. I walk usually for an hour of total, so the man followed me for around 40 minutes, right. Then, the most creepiest of things that he did was when I finally arrived to my car, he just stood there at the edge of the parking area and was just looking at me in the car and at the car. That really creeped me out and I think that would creep out a lot of other people. I don’t know why he had the need to behave as he did, but that day was really weird.
I write these stories not just for the entertainment but I would like to see change in behavior as well. So, I think that people should think a little bit more about their actions and the reactions they have. Because, as you could have read the in previous part, endangering two human lives just because you don’t have the mental capacity to put a leash on your dog, is really irresponsible.
And if you think that this isn’t wrong, I dare you to go and read the previous post again. If you will still think that what the guy did was okay, bad news, homie, you’re part of the problem. It does not take a lot from you to put a leash on your dog for the time being other people and dogs are in safe distance. Then, yeah, you can take the leash off.
Just think before you do, please. Thank you!